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Some Sri Lankan banks stop buying Qatar Riyal

June 6, 2017

Some Sri Lankan banks stopped buying Qatar Riyal QARLKR=R on Tuesday, saying their counterpart banks in Singapore advised them not to accept the currency a day after the Arab world’s biggest powers cut ties with Qatar. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain on Monday [...]

Updates on Sri Lanka floods

May 25, 2017

#Floods affecting many parts of Sri Lanka Friday 26th May 2017 Sri Lanka Floods Update:  12pm Gin River in Tawalama pictured this afternoon 1130am Flood gates of the Lakshapana, Canyon and Kukule Ganga reservoirs opened due to heavy rain – Min of Power and Renewable Energy 11am 500,000 [...]

Sri Lanka offers fresh probes into missing thousands

May 22, 2017

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s President announced on Saturday (May 20)new investigations into alleged secret detention centres as part of a drive to find tens of thousands of people still missing after the country’s decades-long war. Maithripala Sirisena said he would establish a mechanism to [...]

BBS, Hate Groups Manipulated by Govt – Namal

May 21, 2017

Militant monk movements such as the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) were created by the opposition during the tenure of President Rajapaksa’s Presidency and is now being fuelled by the same elements of the former opposition who are now in the…government, said UPFA Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa. [...]